Howth is a peninsula in the Northeast of Dublin City. It is a busy fishing port, has a lovely village and offers some maintained walks around Howth Head with great views. This is one of the four walks / hikes, Howth Tramline Loop Walk. These details were taken from fingaldublin.ie a number of years back. For more info on Howth itself, check out this link.
Howth Tramline Loop Walk
1. Starting from the DART Station follow the blue arrow onto the promenade along the harbour. You are also following green, red and purple arrows which are for other loops. At the end of the prom, veer right onto Balscadden Road and ascend to reach Kilrock car park from where you join the well trodden cliff path.
2. Follow the cliff path for approximately 3km before turning right (leaving the longer purple loop) and ascending to reach The Summit car park.
3. Exit the car park through the height restriction barrier and join Bailey Green Road. Follow this road downhill to reach a junction of roads at The Summit Stores and pub.
4. Directly across from the bottom of Bailey Green Road, the entrance to the old tramline is marked by stone bollards. Cross Thormanby Road and join the tramline pathway. Follow the pathway downhill to exit directly opposite the DART Station – picking up the green, red and purple loops along the way.
Distance : 7km
Estimated Time : 1hr 30mins – 2hrs
Grade : Easy
Trailhead : Howth Village
Minimum Gear : Walking shoes, raingear and fluid
Terrain : Laneways and clifftop paths
Theme : Coastal